Researchers develop low volume resuscitant for prehospital treatment of severe hemorrhagic shock

Extensive blood loss after injuries is life-threatening and must be counteracted as fast as possible. Relatively small volume injections of solutions of a novel star-shaped polymer could compensate for the loss of fluid without disrupting coagulation, according to a new study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition. This makes it particularly interesting for preclinical treatment of hemorrhagic shock.

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